About the Author

Patrick Campanale


When I’m not working on building custom computers or fixing phones, I love to write about technology. I’m always looking out for the best deal on any tech I can get my hands on, so one day I decided, “Why not write about it?!” You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @pcamp96, though I’m way more active on Twitter. If you’ve got a tip to an awesome deal, go ahead and drop me a line at patrick@9to5mac.com!

Patrick Campanale's Favorite Gear


Control all of your devices w/ Logitech’s Harmony Ultimate remote: $70 (Reg. $140)

Best Buy currently has the Logitech Harmony Ultimate One 15-Device Universal Remote on sale for $69.99 shipped. Also at Amazon, though out of stock until the 19th. Normally around $140, this is one of the best prices we’ve seen lately for Logitech’s Harmony Ultimate One remote. If you have a ton of devices in your living room, this can really help simplify the operation of them. Rated 3.6/5 stars at Amazon and 4.2/5 stars at Best Buy.

AmazonBasics dual monitor arm is super flexible for $150 (Reg. $190)

Amazon has its AmazonBasics Premium Dual Monitor Stand with its Lift Engine system on sale for $149.98 shipped. Regularly $190, this sale is within a few dollars of its Black Friday pricing. Because of the Lift Engine system, this monitor arm can move your screens into all sorts of positions. AmazonBasics’ monitor mount can hold up to two 27-inch screens. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 900 Amazon customers. 

Stay warm and energized by making espresso at home w/ Nespresso: $125 (Reg. $175)

Amazon has the Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville with Aeroccino on sale for $125.31 shipped. Currently around $175 at most retailers, this is the lowest we’ve tracked in months. If you’re like me and need a good pick-me-up in the mornings, making espresso at home could be the perfect option. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 800 Amazon customers.

Anker helps you see in the dark w/ its LED IP65-rated flashlight: $8 (Reg. $13)

AnkerDirect via Amazon currently has its Bolder LC40 LED Flashlight on sale for $9.99 but the coupon code FKLCPF9W drops that down to $7.99 Prime shipped. Just earlier today this flashlight was $13, and it hasn’t seen a discount for the past 6+ months. If you need a water-resistant flashlight, this is the perfect option for you that won’t break the bank. Rated 4.5/5 stars from almost 1,000 Amazon shoppers.

Leica has long been a brand recognized for high-end cameras. The camera company is nearly 170 years old, and they’re still putting out fantastic quality cameras today. A Leica isn’t something you buy a starter photographer, however. With most of the company’s cameras in the few thousand dollar range, you should know what you’re doing before picking one up. A few years ago, Leica announced a more affordable M line of cameras, and today they’re expanding that.

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Brew K-Cups and regular coffee w/ a Hamilton Beach FlexBrew: $28 (Reg. $50)

Amazon currently offers the Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffee Maker for K-Cups and Ground Coffee for $27.96 shipped. Regularly around $50 at most retailers, this coffee maker is on sale for $35 at Best Buy right now. Perfect if you want to easily change from brewing K-Cups to regular coffee grounds. Rated 4/5 stars

Sensi’s Smart Thermostat works w/ Alexa for under $95 (Reg. $130)

Amazon currently has the Sensi Smart Thermostat that works with Amazon’s Alexa on sale for $93.11 shipped. Normally around $130 at most retailers, this is within $10 of our last mention and the best available. If you’ve been wanting to get a smart thermostat, but would rather avoid the high price of Nest and the like, this is perfect for you. Rated 4/5 stars from thousands.

BioLite’s CampStove 2 makes energy from fire for $97.50 (Reg. $130)

BioLite (97% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon currently has its CampStove 2 on sale for $97.46 shipped when you use coupon code BioLite2 at checkout. Normally $130, this is the lowest that we’ve seen it offered for. If you often go camping or you’re just preparing for the end of the world, this is the perfect item to keep in your go-bag. Rated 4/5 stars.

Anker’s Roav line of dash cams are on sale right now from $45 shipped

AnkerDirect via Amazon is currently running a sale on its Roav line of dash cams. The company’s more affordable Roav C2 FHD dash camera drops to $44.99 shipped when you use coupon code RVC2SD44 at checkout. Regularly $60, this is one of the best prices we’ve seen for the Roav C2. Rated 4.5/5 stars

Play Bop-It w/ R2-D2 while waiting in line for The Last Jedi: $9 (Reg. $15)

Walmart currently has the R2-D2 Bop-It on sale for $9. Shipping is free on orders of $35+ or free in-store pickup. Also on Amazon, though they are currently on a 1-2 day processing time. Regularly around $15 at most retailers, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. If you’re going to see The Last Jedi tonight, this is a great way to waste time in line while keeping yourself occupied. Rated 4.5/5 stars from Amazon shoppers.

Kershaw’s Volt II is a great all-purpose knife to keep on you: $19 (Reg. $30)

Amazon currently offers the Kershaw Volt II SpeedSafe assisted knife for $19 Prime shipped. Regularly closer to $30 at Amazon, this is the lowest price we’ve seen it in years. If you are looking for a new knife, Kershaw is an obvious choice. I personally own several Kershaw knives and love them all. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Bring your tunes on the road w/ a Klipsch Groove Bluetooth speaker: $50 (Reg. $70)

Huppins (100% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon has the Klipsch Groove Bluetooth Speaker on sale for $49.99 shipped. Normally around $70 at Amazon, this is a match for the lowest we’ve seen it. Perfect for bringing your music with you when you leave home. Rated 4.3/5 stars by Amazon customers.

Stay hydrated w/ a CamelBak 1L water bottle for $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $15)

Amazon currently has the CamelBak 1L Chute water bottle for $7.99 Prime shipped. Regularly around $15 at most retailers, this is within $1.50 of the lowest it’s ever been on Amazon. Perfect for staying hydrated as you drive around this holiday season. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 2,600 Amazon customers.

A four-pack of 18V Bosch tools helps complete that honey-do list: $149 (Reg. $380)

Home Depot currently has a four tool kit with an 18-Volt lithium-ion reciprocating saw, drill, flashlight, and impact driver for $149 shipped. Also at Amazon. Generally, this combo kit fetches around $380 at most retailers, with this being the lowest we’ve seen. If you have a honey-do list to finish this winter, a four-pack of Bosch tools could really help. Rated 4.7/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

Make your iPhone X case at home w/ a Monoprice 3D printer: $299 (Reg. $400)

Monoprice has its Maker Select Plus 3D Printer on sale for $299 shipped. Regularly around $400, this is a fantastic entry point into the world of 3D printing. If you’ve been wanting to start 3D printing at home but have always been afraid of the entry price, fear no more. Monoprice 3D printers generally are well-rated at Amazon.

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Stanley has a 900-lumen LED rechargeable spotlight for $22 (Reg. $30)

Amazon offers its Prime members the Stanley SL5HS Rechargeable 900 Lumen LED Spotlight for $21.98 Prime shipped. Also at Walmart. Regularly around $30, this is a match for the lowest we’ve seen this LED spotlight go. Perfect for working on the car, scouting the woods, or just poking around the garage to find your missing screwdriver. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

At this point, even if you live in Florida, it’s too cold to ride your bike. That doesn’t stop most people who want to “go green” and help the environment, though. IZIP is a big name when it comes to ebikes, and they’ve just released the 2018 lineup of battery-powered bicycles for customers to purchase. With prices ranging from $1,839 all the way up to $4,599, there should be a bike to fit just about anyone for the upcoming cycling season.

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Petcube Bites shows a 1080p stream of your pupper and gives treats: $139 (Reg. $200)

Amazon offers the Petcube Bites HD Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser for $139 shipped. If this is your first “pet” purchase on Amazon, there should be an on-page 15% off (up to $15) coupon that brings the price down to $124 shipped. Regularly around $200 at most retailers, this is the lowest we’ve ever seen for the Petcube Bites. If you want to keep an eye on your dog or cat while not at home, this is a great way of doing that. With the built-in 2-way communication, you can even chat with your pets, see their reactions, and reward them with a treat. Though reviews at Amazon are mixed, over 60% of reviews are 4+ stars and it got 3.7/5 stars at Best Buy. 

Kyocera has a 3-pc ceramic knife set for just $40 shipped on Amazon (Reg. $60)

Amazon currently has the Kyocera Advanced Ceramics 3-piece knife set on sale for $39.99 shipped. Regularly around $100 at retailers when in stock and $60 at Amazon, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. With the included 6-inch Chef’s Knife, 5-inch Micro Serrated Knife, and 3-inch Paring Knife, Kyocera has you covered for any scenario. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 800 Amazon shoppers.

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